Chris Barez Brown

quote-marksChris Barez Brown

Founder Upping Your Elvis

“Crazy is another mans tea and biscuits.

HOW WOULD YOU DEFINE A MAVERICK?

“Somebody who has a blatent disregard to the rules. Likes to do things their own way. They create more energy and more buzz. And often they have a certain mischievousness about them that just makes them more engaging and fun.”

CHRIS’ BIO

Chris Baréz-Brown is and author, speaker and capability maker. He founded creative leadership consultancy, Upping Your Elvis, to help businesses unleash their creative potential.

Chris’s life mission is to re-awaken our minds, take people off auto-pilot and engage them in their everyday working lives. In high demand around the globe, he has spoken on every continent and to all types of audiences from intimate conferences to large scale events. The author of four books and therefore rich in content, Chris loves to shake things up with lots of interaction, energy and hard hitting messages that can easily be incorporated into business and life. Human, simple, entertaining yet provocative; guaranteed to leave audiences inspired and buzzing with creative energy.

WHY CHRIS WAS INTERVIEWED

Chris was recommended to me by Emma Morley of Trifle Creative and one look at Chris’ website for Upping Your Elvis told me I had to include him. Chris is a funny, quirky, off the planet hippy with a heart of gold.

HOW ARE CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION RELATED TO BEING A MAVERICK?

“Basically, mavericks are about breaking the rules. It’s about doing things differently. And therefore to do things differently you’ve got to be creative, you have to think in ways that are novel and unique. And not only think about it; but actually do it. Because for me a maverick is someone who likes to experiment and make things real. They don’t sit in their room thinking and strategizing for months on end. They make good stuff happen. I think of a maverick as as an Elvis, a creative leader who shakes up the status quo. They are the fuel. Innovation is the process. So for me, innovation is just about getting good insight, being creative with that and then doing something of value with it differently. Creative leadership is more how you behave to make that happen; when you get those two working together, magic happens.”

IS THERE ANYONE WHO’S A MAVERICK THAT INSPIRES YOU?

Mark Hix, English chef and restaurateur.

KEY LEARN FROM INTERVIEW

Following your intuition and energy enables you to be true to yourself and that gets results.

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